Do First That Which Matters With Those Who Matter

If we are doing innovative, creative, and useful work with and for people who truly matter, there should be very little time left for debating. There are a limited number of hours in a day and, within those hours, we have a limited quantity of energy, focus, and attention. If we constantly give away our…

Create Value for Proft

If we focus on creating value, instead of making profit, the profit will take care of itself. We all need to feel like we are making progress, that we are moving forward and not backwards in life. In financial terms, progress means profit. This means that we are taking away from any business exchange more…

Practice Caring to Practice Courage

Not caring about what other people think is not the same as putting ourselves out there and being courageous. Courage requires risk. It requires that, should we fail, there will be consequences. If we do not care about what other people think, no matter how personal and meaningful the work we do is, there is…

Can You Live With The Worst I Have To Offer?

In any relationship, it is not the things that we like about another person, but the things that we don’t like, that we are committing to. If we spend enough time with a person, it is inevitable that we will find things that we do not like about them. When deciding if we want to…

Right or Righteous (A Focus On Service)

If, instead of trying to be right, we try to be of service, we will find that we are much more successful over time and quite a bit happier in general. Being right feels good because it feels safe and protected. We imagine that simply by the fact that we are right, that we are…